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Malaysian pastor abducted by police, panel finds
Apr09

Malaysian pastor abducted by police, panel finds

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (BP) — A kidnapped Malaysian pastor was abducted by police for allegedly proselytizing Muslims, Malaysia’s human rights commission has concluded following a two-year investigation. The family of 63-year-old Raymond Koh — who was abducted in February 2017 in Kuala Lumpur — hopes he is still alive and that the Malaysian government investigates the matter further, a Nashville-area pastor and...

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MLK taught as ‘Christian hero’ at SBC seminaries
Jan21

MLK taught as ‘Christian hero’ at SBC seminaries

NASHVILLE (BP)—When a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., mission catalyst Bob Lawler knew he had to say something to the Baptist association he led in northern California. So Lawler gathered the association’s 48 ethnically diverse churches for a joint worship service. When he stood to preach, Lawler harkened to the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “In the...

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Messenger Insight 316 – Family Talk with Russell Moore
Sep18

Messenger Insight 316 – Family Talk with Russell Moore

Hear Dr. Moore talk about the upcoming ERLC National Conference and about his new book, The Storm-Tossed Family. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/09/18094919/Messenger-Insight-317-Dr.-Russell-Moore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.5MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Recommendations sought for BGCO Boards, Committees and Officers
Jun25

Recommendations sought for BGCO Boards, Committees and Officers

The Nominating Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) invites Oklahoma Baptists to recommend persons to serve on the various boards and committees. The committee’s nominations will be presented to messengers at the annual meeting of the BGCO to be held Nov. 12-13, at Edmond, First. It is important that consistent information be available for all recommendations. The recommendation form printed with this article...

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OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11
May25

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11

Oklahoma Baptist University is partnering with the Great Commandment Network to host the 2018 OBU Pastors’ School July 9-11 on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus in Shawnee. This year’s event is entitled, “Imagine 2018: OBU Pastor’s School and Leadership Summit” and is designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders with helpful strategies for leading the church. Registration is $55 until June 1 and then increases to $75.   The...

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Oklahoma Baptists DR Chaplains dispatched to serve in Sutherland Springs, Texas
Nov06

Oklahoma Baptists DR Chaplains dispatched to serve in Sutherland Springs, Texas

In the wake of a deadly church shooting that left 26 dead and some 20 others wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) has dispatched volunteer chaplains to serve the hurting community. In an email letter to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) pastors, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony Jordan said, “In light of the tragic events in Sutherland Springs, Texas on...

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